30th March, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
The World Bank has approved about Fifty-Two Million Dollars $ 52, 000,000 to the Adamawa state Government for a number of developmental projects in the state for the benefit of the entire people of the State.
The Country Director of the World Bank Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud who disclosed this to Journalists at an interactive session with stakeholders and Government officials in Yola. He commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for his giant strides in developing the State and also for the provision of basic social amenities to the citizens .
He said the road infrastructure is an essential sector for development and economic growth, pointing out that the World Bank would continue to support the State Government in the areas of Education, Health Care, unemployment, Social protection, Community Service Development Programmes, Social Infrastructure and social cohesion, adding that restoring citizen's trust among the people is the major priority of the World Bank.
Mr Benmessaoud also explained that the construction of roads will not only serve as Transportation purposes, but also to serve as protection against flooding in some parts of the State.
He however expressed deepest gratitude to the Government of Senator Muhammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow for hosting the World Bank delegation in Adamawa state.
The World Bank delegation also inspected some of the roads being constructed by the present administration across the State Capital.
In a brief presentation, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Umar Buba Bindir highlighted some of the remarkable achievements recorded by the present administration in less than Two years while piloting the affairs of Adamawa state which he said includes provision of Roads infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Health Care delivery, Poverty alleviation, maintaining of peace and security among others.
Dr Umar Bindir said the Government of Senator Muhammed Jibrilla was characterised based on Transparency, Accountability and Prudence in managing the resources as well as good governance.
He however called on the International Donor agencies to assist the state government in order to provide democracy dividends to the people of Adamawa state.